Michigan Labor Laws – Wage and Hour
Michigan’s current minimum wage is $8.50.
For more information on Michigan’s minimum wage laws, visit our Michigan Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Michigan labor laws require employers to pay employees overtime at a rate of 1½ time their regular rate when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek, unless otherwise exempt. Mich. Comp. Laws 408:384a. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.
Meals and Breaks
Michigan labor laws required employers to provide employees under eighteen (18) years of age with a thirty (30) minute uninterrupted rest period if scheduled to work more than five (5) continuous hours. Mich. Comp. Laws 409.112.
Michigan does not require employers to provide breaks, including lunch breaks, for workers eighteen (18) years old or older. An employer who chooses to provide a meal, lunch, or break period must complete relieve employees of their work duties for the break period to be unpaid. Michigan Dept. of Employment, security & Workplace Safety: Wage & Hour Div. FAQ.
Information about Michigan vacation leave laws may now be found on our Michigan Leave Laws page.
Information about Michigan sick leave laws may now be found on our Michigan Leave Laws page.
Information about Michigan holiday leave laws may now be found on our Michigan Leave Laws page.
Jury Duty Leave
Information about Michigan jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Michigan Leave Laws page.
Information about Michigan voting leave laws may now be found on our Michigan Leave Laws page.
Michigan labor laws do not require employers to provide employees with severance pay.Michigan Dept. of Employment, Security & Workplace Safety: Wage & Hour Div: Fringe Benefit Definition If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.